General ScKool News
By County Superintendent
N. C. Layton
THE VVILLIAAIS NEWS
The News is in receipt of a letter
this week from N. G. Layton, of
Flagstaff, superintendent of Coco
nino county public schools, contain
ing bits of valuable information of
the doings and progress of our edu
The letter follows:
To the News: I enclose you a
small contribution in the way of
school news for this week's issue of
your interesting paper. It goes to
show to the people the general con
dition of matters pertaining to the
public schools of this county.
The present school year opens
with bright prospects in all the dis
tricts in Coconino county. Teach
ers have been secured for all the
districts, save one (Moen-Ava, No.
7), for the present term.
In Flagstaff, school opened on
Monday, September 9, with 112
pupils in attendance; an increase
over hist year on the first day of
school. The teachers who will pre
side over the different grades, are:
Prof. V. II. Russell, principal and
teacher of the 7th and 8th grades;
Miss Jessica Frazier, 5th and 6th
grades; Mrs. Carolyn E. Austin,
3rd and 4th grades; Miss Margaret
II. Wallace, 2nd grade, and Miss
Mary Logie, 1st, or primary grade.
With this efficient corps of teachers,
a successful term is assured.
The Williams school opened on
Monday, September 2, with a good
attendance, with Mr. Jno. R. llin
ton, principal, assisted by Mr. L.
K. Gifford, Miss Ethel Marine and
Miss Alice Mclntyre. The school
commences under very favorable
auspices, and good results are an
ticipated. Miss Frances Miller has just
closed a summer term of school in
Frisco (Oak Creek) district, No. 4,
and lias proven herself a capable
and competent teacher.
The Tuba City school will com
mence on Monday, September 16,
with Mr. Thos. W. Brookbank as
teacher. Mr. lirookbank's long ex
erience as an educator insures
Tuba a good school.
The summer term will close in
Summit district. No. 8, about Sep
tember 20. Miss Jessica Frazier
has done very satisfactory work in
this district this summer, but re
signed in order to accept a similar
iosition in the Flagstaff school.
Mis? Bessie Niedecken. a teacher of
recognized merit, will teach the re
mainder of the term.
Miss Maude Williams,a graduate
of the Northern Arizona Normal,
has been employed to teach a sum
mer and fall terra in Greenlaw dis
trict, No. 10. Miss Williams has
been very successful in her school
work, and her record as a teacher
is, "a splendid teacher."
Miss Mabel Mattoon, formerly of
Muskegon, Michigan, has been em
ployed at the Rhodes school.
While Miss Mattoon is a compara
tive stranger in Arizona, she comes
highly recommended as a lady
possessing the qualifications neces
sary to make a successful teacher.
All the schools are in good con
dition, financially, or at least, will
be so, after the annual taxes are
collected in December.
The present school law raises the
rate for school purposes the mini
mum being 50 cents on the hun
dred dollars of taxable projierty in
the county an increase in the rate
over last year of .08 cents, which,
judging from collections in past
years, insures us ample funds for
school puriose8 this year. With
proper economy, each district
should be able to increase its credit
balance every year and have some
thing on hand for needed improve
ments and necessary apparatus and
supplies, and, last, but not by any
means, least, a good school library.
The law provides that the trus
tees of a school may exjend each
year a sum not to exceed fifty dol
lars; which amount, if properly
invested in well selected books each
year, is money well sjent.
A Valuable Help.
The magazine issued by The Los
Angeles Sunday Herald is becom
ing a valuable aid to the progress
of southern California. The Her
ald's magazine presents a write-up
of at least one of the industries of
southern California each week, with
superb illustrations and this one
feature alone has done much al
ready to make known the possibil
ties of the section to the people all
over the country. The Sunday edi
tion of The Herald is a great paper
and the person who does not read
it is missing something.
John ' C. Potts came in from
Stockton Hill a few days ago. . He
reports that everything in that
country is looking remarkably pros
perous. Mohave Miner.
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